Brian Alainu’uese is expected to be one of the familiar faces in Toulon’s squad for the Challenge Cup final. Image: © Craig Watson – www.craigwatson.co.uk
GLASGOW WARRIORS will take on Toulon in the final of the Challenge Cup at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on the evening of Friday 19 May, kick-off at 8pm, after French side beat Benetton 23-0 in their semi-final this [Sunday] afternoon.
Over three weekends there will be some familiar faces for the Scottish fans in the Toulon line-up, with former Warriors on the second row Brian Alainuuese and former Edinburgh back row Cornell du Preez both play a role in yesterday’s gains.
Other big names in the star-studded Toulon squad include the legendary Italian No. 8 Sergio Parisse, Welsh standoff Dan Biggar, South African aviator Cheslin Kolbe and former French captain Charles Oliveron.
Toulon is currently fifth in the French Top 14 league with 13 wins from 23 games played.
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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist covering every level of the game in Scotland since 2004 for publications such as Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.